Australia, South Korea seek to boost cyber security cooperation

September 11, 2015

The Australian and South Korean governments have pledged to deepen cooperation on cyber security.

At a ‘2+2′ meeting today South Korea’s foreign minister and defence minister, Yun Byung-se and Han Min-koo, and their Australian counterparts, Julie Bishop and Kevin Andrews, signed a blueprint for defence and security cooperation between the two nations.

“The Meeting reaffirmed the importance of the Korea-Australia partnership, based on common values and shared interests,” said a statement issued by the ministers after the meeting.

“It identified, through a new Defence and Security Cooperation Blueprint agreed today, avenues for continued cooperation in a wide range of areas, including defence cooperation, counter-proliferation, transnational law enforcement, cyber security, border security, crisis management and maritime safety.”

The blueprint commits the two sides to biennial foreign and defence minister meetings, as well as annual foreign ministers’ meetings and defence ministers’ dialogues and annual defence policy stalks and strategic dialogue talks.

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